ESPRIT 2007 to Be Displayed at Euromold in Frankfurt, November 29 - December 2


Camarillo, Calif. - Nov. 17, 2006 - DP Technology, creators of ESPRIT CAM
software, will demonstrate its latest release, ESPRIT 2007, at Euromold 2006, in Hall 8.0, Stand J160. ESPRIT 2007 includes a variety of new and upgraded features including
enhancements and new functionalities for milling, turning and wire EDM programming - as
well as ESPRIT FX(TM), the latest in advanced CAD to CAM feature exchange.

ESPRIT FX(TM)
ESPRIT FX(TM) is the latest in advanced CAD to CAM feature exchange technology,
included in ESPRIT 2007, which allows users to automatically capture the original design intent, clearly define what the user is machining, and program parts quicker and more accurately.

Going beyond transferring just the part geometry, the FX(TM) technology provides
portions of the original CAD Feature Tree directly inside the ESPRIT user interface thereby including the complete original design intent - features, tolerances, material properties, surface finishes, administrative data, etc. Using the FX(TM) technology the CAD features and their associated properties are mapped into machinable features providing a complete definition of 'what' is being machined. These manufacturing features and their properties are then fed into the ESPRIT KnowledgeBase which aid the user in automatically selecting how to machine the part based upon existing best practices.

ESPRIT Mold
In addition DP Technology will be demonstrating its newest addition to the ESPRIT
CAM software family, ESPRIT Mold(TM), an automated, easy-to-use, robust and powerful 3-
axis and 5-axis CAM system.

3 and 5-axis Machining
Utilizing knowledge of in-process stock, remaining material, and integrated
simulation and verification ESPRIT Mold delivers fast, safe and reliable programming
for a wide variety of 3D machining applications. With 20 different milling strategies,
ESPRIT Mold automatically manages the in-process stock model, allowing the user to
combine milling strategies from 2 ½-axis to 5-axis for optimized tool paths.

ESPRIT Mold offers the benefit of automatic continuous 5-axis machining to
maximize part quality and cutting speeds while reducing cycle times. ESPRIT Mold
reduced machining cycle times by 50 percent in a recent benchmark comparison against a
leading Japanese supplier of 3D CAM programming. ESPRIT Mold's automatic 5-axis takes
any 3-axis tool path (Z level contour finishing, roughing or re/machining, etc.) and
automatically converts it into a continuous 5-axis operation.

3+2 Machining
ESPRIT Mold 3+2 Machining optimizes machining for improved surface finish
utilizing A and B axes to incline the cutting tools. The use of shorter, more rigid cutting tools and direct machining of undercut areas is therefore possible.
The 3+2 product provides an innovative, simple approach to managing the travel
limits of the machining and an easy-to-use method to control the tool inclination and
indexing angles. The automatic definition of the approach and retract movements between
the machining zones with different indexing angles is complete with comprehensive
collision avoidance.

About DP Technology
DP Technology is a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software market leader
with a mission to provide CNC programmers with the most powerful CAM software ever.
DP Technology's flagship product, ESPRIT, captures the company's vision of technology's
potential and its passion for excellence.

DP Technology maintains its worldwide headquarters in Camarillo, California and
product development teams in California and Florence, Italy. Sales and support operations are located in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, call +1-805-388-6000, send an email to esprit@dptechnology.com, or visit the company web site at www.dptechnology.com

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